Sierra Blanca Area Guide

Callum Swan, July 2022

Sierra Blanca has the feel of a country club yet is just minutes away from the centre of Marbella. Surrounded by nature and also near beaches and the many amenities of this region, it is preferred by many as an ideally situated villa suburb.

Sierra Blanca Setting

The exclusive semi-gated residential area of Sierra Blanca forms the furthest extension of the Golden Mile, one of the most prestigious parts of Marbella. Set just above Rocío de Nagüeles, it backs onto the protected natural area that forms the base of La Concha Mountain, and as a result offers residents hiking terrain in wonderful mountain scenery, amid spectacular coastal and sea views.

On its eastern side it is bordered by Cascada de Camoján, a gated enclave that is even more select, but which shares the Sierra Blanca tenets of space, security, privacy, imposing views and convenient location.

Distances from Sierra Blanca

  • Golden Mile baches – 2km
  • Marbella town centre – 2km
  • Puerto Banús marina – 3km
  • El Corte Inglés department store – 3km
  • La Cañada shopping mall – 3km
  • Dama de Noche Golf Club, Nueva Andalucía – 2,5km
  • Manolo Santana Tennis Club – 2,5km
  • Puente Romano Resort spa – 2km
  • Hospital Quiron Salud – 3km
  • Swans College – 600 metres

Sierra Blanca History

A relatively young residential area, Sierra Blanca nonetheless has a consolidated, mature feel, with lush gardens and an established reputation as one of the Costa del Sol’s top addresses. A product of the renaissance of Marbella that began under former Mayor Jesús Gil in the early 1990s, the first villas were built here at the beginning of the decade, though it was in 1995 that Sierra Blanca really took off as one of the most sought-after residential areas in Marbella.

The original developer was António Rodríguez, and he set the tone for the luxury villas that have arisen here under the area’s canopy of umbrella pine. Rodríguez was also responsible for the broad grid-style road system that characterises much of Sierra Blanca, while the influence of architect António Bermudez is also visible in many of the villas in Sierra Blanca. In addition to private villas and large estates, the area is also home to a collection of luxurious apartment and townhouse complexes.

Views in Sierra Blanca

Thanks to its gently elevated position, Sierra Blanca offers some of the finest views available anywhere in the Costa del Sol, covering a 200-degree scope that takes in the area east of Marbella all the way to Gibraltar and North Africa. Residents also enjoy spectacular mountain views and have the facility to walk and hike through protected mountain scenery in a location that is just minutes away from downtown Marbella and its beaches.

  • South views across Marbella and the Golden Mile to the Mediterranean Sea
  • Eastwards beyond Río Real
  • Westwards along the coastline to Gibraltar and North Africa
  • 200-degree range of views
  • Spectacular mountain scenery

Sierra Blanca Properties

Like its neighbours Rocío de Nagüeles and Cascada de Camoján, Sierra Blanca is above all a villa suburb in fact and in ambience, yet it also offers a selection of elegant apartment and townhouse complexes set within their own lush gardens, with swimming pools and in many cases amenities such as 24-hour gated security, indoor heated pools, gyms, spas and sometimes also manned concierge desks.

The villas range greatly in size, orientation, amenities, architectural style and price, but typically range upwards of 500m2 to beyond 2,000m2 built, set upon plots of 1,200m2 up to 18,000m2, in the case of the great parkland estates that can also be found in Sierra Blanca. The styles include the classically inspired architecture of António Bermudez, neo-classically inspired villas and also contemporary interpretations of Mediterranean design, not to mention many fine examples of the 21st century villa.

Among the leading urbanisations in Sierra Blanca are:

  • Lagos de Sierra Blanca
  • La Reserva de Sierra Blanca
  • Sierra Blanca del Mar (townhouses)
  • Mansion Club (apartments and townhouses)

Mansion Club is located close to both Swans College and the exclusive Buchinger Clinic, an internationally renowned health centre, while also being within a few minutes of Marbella town, Golden Mile beaches, Puerto Banús, shopping and the golf courses of Nueva Andalucía.

It is thanks to this blend of privacy and convenience that Sierra Blanca is considered to have one of the best locations in Marbella.

Latest properties for sale in Sierra Blanca

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